Babyletto’s 3-in-1 Lolly Crib is my favorite crib in terms of design and thanks to its low legs it has a low profile ideal for shorter folks like me. It has contrasting spindles and frame (the spindles are always natural pine, while the rest of the crib can be white, black, or grey), rounded edges, and tapered, peg-like feet that feel sturdy and don’t stick out in such a way that an exhausted parent might trip over them in a dark nursery at 2am.
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- Crib has a low profile that’s ideal for shorter individuals
- Minimalist design means it doesn’t feel quite so imposing and large as many other cribs
- Great crib choice for twins
|Country of Origin:||Taiwan|
|Materials:||New Zealand Pine|
Meets ASTM international and U.S. CPSC safety standards
This crib provides the same amount of space inside as any standard full-size crib, but its minimalist design means it doesn’t feel quite so imposing and large as many other cribs. Because of that, the Lolly is a great crib choice for twins!
The Lolly has four adjustable mattress positions and can be converted into a toddler bed and a day bed, but not a full-size bed. You’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver to put this crib together, along with the Allen key that’s included. Assembly is relatively easy, with clear instructions and symmetrical parts, and takes around 30 minutes. It’s also fairly easy to adjust mattress height as needed, with this taking just a few minutes. Conversion to a toddler bed is a slightly longer task at around 15 minutes, but this crib includes the conversion rail as standard, so no need to shell out more money later.
Babyletto’s Lolly Crib is a great choice for a more modern nursery aesthetic, and features hidden hardware construction, eco-friendly materials and finishes. It’s Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning it’s been screened for 360 VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and over 10,000 chemicals; it’s lead- and phthalate-safe, which doesn’t mean lead- or phthalate-free but is better than most. The Lolly is made with sustainable New Zealand pine and does not feature any composite wood or plastic products. Babyletto also offer a matching Lolly 3-Drawer Dresser Changer, and there is just enough room under the Lolly crib for some storage, with a 5.75” distance between the floor and the bottom of the rail.
The Lolly’s four mattress support levels are 9″, 11″, 13″ and 15″ high off the floor (to top of mattress support). As the top rail of the crib is 35” high, this means you have just under a 20” ‘dip’ to retrieve an infant on the top setting, depending on the thickness of your crib mattress. This is similar to the DaVinci Kalani on the highest position, but quite a bit more than the Pottery Barn Kendall low profile crib which has a dip of just 14” or so. The Lolly is made with a metal mattress support, just like the DaVinci Kalani and the Pottery Barn Kids Kendall, rather than wooden slats, which could pose some problems for sagging if your child is especially heavy or if you reuse the crib for several babies. However, the crib seems to be well made, so sagging may not be an issue.
The Lolly comes with a one-year warranty. As with all cribs not made exclusively with unfinished wood or wood finished only with food-grade linseed oil, I’d recommend letting this crib air out for a few days or weeks prior to use. There are a handful of mentions of a slight off-gassing from this crib in the first few days after it’s unpacked. This likely means that there are some traces of VOCs in a water-based paint or finish. Water-based finishes tend to off-gas more rapidly than oil-based finishes, which can take months or even years to fully off-gas.
Babyletto vs. DaVinci vs. Pottery Barn Kids
Like the Kalani, the Lolly is made with pine, is Greenguard Gold Certified, has four adjustable mattress positions, and can be converted into a toddler bed and a day bed. It doesn’t convert to a full-size bed, however, and as around $400 (which includes the conversion toddler rail), the Lolly is quite a bit more than the DaVinci Kalani (around $220 with the conversion rail). The Lolly is cheaper than the low-profile Pottery Barn Kids Kendall Convertible Crib and has the advantage of letting you choose non-plastic teething guards for rails, should you want them. The overall distance from the top rail to the mattress on the highest crib setting is less, however, with the Kendall than the Lolly.
As with all softwood cribs, the Lolly is liable to incur damage from dings and scratches if not treated well, or gnawed on by a teething child. It’s a lot lighter and less expensive than a hardwood crib, however, and is still robust enough to accommodate several children in succession.
In terms of design, I’m a big fan of the more minimalist Lolly aesthetic. The DaVinci feels like a lot of cribs, with a more imposing, ‘thick’ look. The same is true of the Kendall, which is also made with a harder softwood (poplar) than the Kalani and the Lolly.
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